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Rectangle Body Shape – Best Jean Styles

Best jeans for a rectangle body shape

Those with a slim rectangle body shape (ruler body shape) can wear a wide range of the types of jeans for women with ease. This body type has fewer issues navigating the vagaries of fashion. From high-waist to low-rise jeans, from flare or straight cut to skinny silhouettes, those with a slimmer body type usually do not struggle with jean fit issues. (This body shape is also called a boyish figure or straight body shape)

But there are a few tips that can flatter a slim, straight figure and add curves. If you have a wide rectangle body type (brick body type or square body shape) there are style tips that can add curves and elongate your figure.

rectangle shaped body type
  • The shoulders and  hips are about equal width.
  • A less defined waist, small or average bust size and a flatter bottom
  • Also referred to as a ruler shape or a straight body shape, can be “boyish” in that this figure is slim and isn’t curvy.
  • This body type can  also be more “brick”-like in proportions –  broader than the ruler and with heavier legs.

Style tips for the rectangle body shape

Good Fit

Slim fit jeans with a  straight waistband work well for rectangle/ruler figures. A curved or contoured waistband allows gapping  at the waist and jeans designed for curvier figures can be baggy in the seat.

straight and contoured waistbands in jeans
straight and contoured waistband pattern pieces

The Levi’s 525 Perfect Waist Straight Jeans pictured below is mid rise and sits just below the natural waist. The Levi’s 525 Perfect Waist Straight Jeans have a straight waistband to prevents gapping. They have a fit that hugs your figure just enough to help shape your waist and hips.

Levis 525 Perfect Waistband Jeans,  back view. Best jeans for straight figure
Levis 525 Perfect Waist Jeans – back view

Round things out for a rectangle body shape

For those with a flatter tush, fading on the seat of jeans and curved yokes will make you seem curvier. Jeans back pocket design can also make you bottom appear rounder. Jeans with flap back pockets, back pockets that are embellished and back pockets with added details such as stitching will add volume to your backside and make you seem curvier.

jeans for boyish figures, jeans with extreme fading on the seat and flap back pockets
jeans with extreme fading on the seat and flap back pockets
best jeans for ruler body types, jeans with fading on the seat
jeans with fading on the seat
best jeans for a ruler or rectangle body shape, jeans with fading and stitching on the seat
jeans with fading and stitching on the seat

These Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Skinny Jeans in Dark Ivy wash have whiskering fading on the front. They also have fading on the seat and curved stitching for a lifting and rounding effect. These details add curves to a boyish, rectangle body shape.

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Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Skinny Jeans also come in other colors/washes that have fading and they are: Bae, Rhapsody, Immaculate, Marigold, Rachel, Blue Ice, Janice, Flawless

Best jeans for straight figure, Levi Strauss Signature Skinny Jeans back view
Signature by Levi Strauss & Co. Skinny Jeans, color: Dark Ivy, back view

Create curves with fading for straight figures

For those with slender legs, whiskering or fading on the front thigh of jeans (and fading on the seat of jeans) can add the illusion of curves.

best jeans for rectangle shapes. jeans with fading and whiskers on thighs
jeans with fading and whiskers on thighs
jeans for a skinny rectangle shape, jeans with fading and whiskers on thighs - side view
jeans with fading and whiskers on thighs – side view

Create Curves with flare on a slim, boyish figure

If you have a rectangular, slim-boyish figure, a jean that flares below the knee can make you seem curvier.

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jeans with flared leg below the knee

Curvier hips on a rectangle body shape

Low-rise jeans that sit on the hip and have a wide waistband can make your narrow hips appear wider and therefore curvier. A wide belt worn at  hip level will also emphasize your hips and make you look curvier.

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low rise flare jeans with a wide waistband
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low rise trouser jeans with a wide waistband
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low rise slim leg jeans with a wide waistband
rectangle body shape style tips, wide belt worn at the hip with jeans
wide belt worn at the hip with jeans

A belt similar to the one pictured above is available at Amazon –

Fairy Rose 2 Pieces Women’s Leather Belts for Jeans, Dresses, with Double O-Ring Buckle at Amazon

For a Brick Shape – Create Curves

If you have a rectangular but heavier, brick shape, tapered or tight fitting jeans can make you appear top-heavy. If you want to appear curvier, steer clear of jeans that fall too high on your waist because this will  emphasize a boxier shape.

Straight leg jeans or jeans with a slight flare (such as bootcut jeans)  are better choices

jeans for a brick shaped body, dark wash straight leg jeans
dark wash straight leg jeans

For a Brick Shape – Elongate your frame

To make you appear longer and leaner, pair dark wash jeans with heels or wedge shoes or heel or wedge boots. If the shoes are flesh toned or if the heels are the same color as the jeans and the hem of the jeans covers most of the shoes, the elongation is especially effective.

dark wash bootcut jeans
dark wash bootcut jeans

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